CBS Corporation Operations Manager in West Sacramento, California

Operations Manager

REF#: 27901

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: West Sacramento, CA, US


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


Operations Manager Job Description

Required skills

Expert knowledge of all equipment required for Studio, Remote, and Master Control operations for two television stations

Expert knowledge of broadcast equipment interrelationships and networking

Expert knowledge of industry trends and best practices as they relate to improving station operating methods

Advanced PC skills - Windows, Mac, Linux

Personnel management - locate, recruit, hire, schedule, train, and evaluate large staff (40+) for both Studio and Master Control operations

Multitasking - the ability to handle multiple high-priority projects simultaneously with the ability to shift quickly as dynamic situations change

Project Management - the ability to work with other station departments and outside vendors to generate, plan, execute, and implement large capital projects efficiently and on budget

Continuous improvement and innovation - the ability to continuously evaluate facilities, environments, and personnel in order to improve station operating methods

Daily Duties

Plan the personnel schedule for Studio Production, Master Control, and other special projects based on broadcast demands

Supervise staff to make sure duties are performed in an excellent manner and make immediate adjustments as needed

Communicate constantly with Engineering, IT, News, Sales, Creative Services, and Programming departments to ensure their requirements are met

Monitor FCC and other legal compliances where necessary


Required Education and Experience

College degree in Television Production or similar subject area

Formal Business education is a plus

5+ years’ experience in a top 50 market broadcast environment with progressive technical, supervisory, and management experience

Demonstrable expert technical skills in all relevant broadcast systems


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled